Since the launch of the OnePlus 5 in June, OnePlus has done a sterling job of issuing software updates for the handsets, as shown by the speed in which the company pushed out an update to fix the bug that caused some handsets to reboot when dialing 911. Today’s OxygenOS 4.5.7 update for the OnePlus 5 includes OnePlus’ new Slate font, EIS for 4K video recording, plus bug fixes and optimizations.
There’s plenty to love and hate about the HTC U11, its Edge Sense feature will always divide fans opinions, but it’s always good to see a handset becoming all that it can be. Yesterday we reported that HTC was preparing to enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the handset via a software update, additional details of which have emerged today.
HTC U11 owners could be in for a nice surprise as it seems that HTC is planning on upgrading the phone’s Bluetooth capabilities. It seems that although the U11 launched with Bluetooth 4.2, its hardware is capable of supporting the latest version, Bluetooth 5.0.
If you are rocking the OxygenOS Open Beta on your OnePlus 3 or 3T, you’ll be happy to note that the phone maker has released a new build with a bunch of optimizations, bugfixes, and an experimental feature.
The OnePlus 5 only launched on June 20th, but there has already been a flurry of updates for the handset bringing camera improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations. Today sees the beginning of an incremental rollout of OxygenOS 4.5.5 to the OnePlus 5 via OTA bringing improved WiFi connectivity and instructions on how to reconnect to a Windows 10 PC among other things.
One of the benefits of owning a Nexus or Pixel device is the frequency of updates and the monthly security patches that usually roll out at the beginning of each month, the latest of which became available to download yesterday. The July update isn’t going quite as planned though as some Pixel owners have found that they are unable to install the OTA, with their handsets giving up “Couldn’t update” and “Installation problem” errors.
While we wait with bated breath for the official unveiling of the OnePlus 5 on June 20th, the OnePlus 3 and 3T are getting some love in the form of a new OxygenOS Open Beta build that dropped early this morning. This latest Open Beta includes a bunch of bugfixes as well as a new version of the OnePlus Community app. Join us after the break for more details.
It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait.
With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, the company released an unlocked model that’s free to move between networks.
With the Pixel and more recent iterations of the Nexus line, Google has tried to be a little more transparent about exactly how long users can expect support for their devices. That’s included software and security updates, but now Google has clarified just how long you’ll be able to get tech support online and over the phone for your pure Android devices.